About the lion Henry the lion was named after the founder of Eton College, King Henry VI. The lion features images of famous Old Etonians including George Orwell, Ian Fleming and the Duke of Wellington to name a few. Can you name the others?
About the sponsor Eton was founded by King Henry VI in 1440 and lies just across the river Thames from the pretty Berkshire town of Windsor; most famous for its royal castle. Throughout its history Eton has been one of the leading independent schools in the UK and it continues to provide a stimulating all-round education, coupled with academic excellence.
About the artist William Chalmers is an Eton College A'level student who aims to study Fine Art at Edinburgh University. He projected the images of Old Etonians onto the lion and then painted each portrait in his own unique style. William is currently in Savannah, Georgia, where he was awarded a 5-week scholarship for a Summer School for high flyers, awared by SCAD Savannah College of Art and Design.
Where? In Jubilee Square, just off Eton High Street/Eton Court, SL4 6AA. Viewing 24/7. Benches to sit and admire Henry the lion while on your lion safari. Maps are available at the nearby Eton Information Centre just over Windsor Bridge. Also check out Cote Brasserie's lion, just 50 metres down the road.